Protester Handled Roughly at Jeff Sessions' Vote: 'You Don't Need to Drag Me. I'm 70 Years Old'
Less than 24 hours after President Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the Senate Judiciary Committee will decide a new AG. Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, faced controversy in his two-day confirmation hearing earlier this month due to his far-right voting record and allegations of racism that stretch back decades.
"I'm not confident that Senator Sessions will be an Attorney General for all Americans," Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said as he prepared to vote against Sessions as expected.
Just then he was interrupted by Ann Wright, a Code Pink protester and co-author of the book "Dissent: Voices of Conscience." The book chronicles Wright's activism since resigning from her State Department post prior to the Iraq War.
"I say no to Jeff Sessions, no to hatred, no to racism, no to the ban on refugees," she announced before being yanked out of the room by a guard.
"Oh wait, oh wait," Wright pleaded. "I'll go out, but you don't need to drag me. I'm 70 years old. I've got a hip replacement and I can make it out on my own, but, no to racism, no to hate, no to Jeff Sessions."